May Plant of the Month: Plumbago Imperial Blue
If you’re looking for a hardy, low-maintenance plant that can add a pop of color to your landscaping, look no further than Imperial Blue Plumbago. This beautiful plant, which is our Plant of the Month for May, is known for its bright blue flowers and attractive foliage.
Imperial Blue Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) is a versatile plant that can be grown as a shrub, groundcover, or vine. It is native to South Africa and is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. In addition to its beautiful flowers, Imperial Blue Plumbago has a number of benefits that make it a great choice for your landscaping.
Benefits of Imperial Blue Plumbago
- Low Maintenance: Imperial Blue Plumbago is a low-maintenance plant that requires little watering or pruning. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types and can grow in full sun or partial shade.
- Attracts Pollinators: The bright blue flowers of Imperial Blue Plumbago are attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. By planting this beautiful plant in your landscaping, you can help support local pollinator populations.
- Erosion Control: Imperial Blue Plumbago can be grown as a groundcover to help prevent soil erosion on slopes and hillsides.
- Drought Tolerant: Imperial Blue Plumbago is drought tolerant once established, making it a great choice for areas with hot and dry summers.
- Long Blooming Season: Imperial Blue Plumbago blooms from late spring to fall, providing a long-lasting source of color in your landscaping.
Planting and Care
To plant Imperial Blue Plumbago, choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Water regularly until the plant becomes established, then water only during extended periods of drought. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer in the spring and fall.
At Garden Seventeen, we are offering a special Plant of the Month promotion on Imperial Blue Plumbago. One-gallon pots that are usually $10.99 will be $9.99 all May. Don’t miss this opportunity to add this beautiful, low-maintenance plant to your landscaping. Visit us at 604 Williams St. Austin Tx, 78752 to get yours today!